Exclusive: Catherine Hardwicke Attached to Dot War
She's attached to a couple of other projects, including another version of Hamlet, but beyond The Girl With the Red Riding Hood -- which is out to cast -- she doesn't have anything greenlit. We learned from The Hollywood Cog, however, that Hardwicke does have her eye on another project, one that hardly fits her M.O., although given her track record so far, it's hard to pin an M.O. on her.
The movie she's possibly lined up for is called Dot War, an action-adventure movie being set up over at Paramount Pictures. Michael London (Sideways, Milk) is producing. The project is being described as War Games meets Real Genius, and it's about a video-game programmer who is trained by the government to fight terrorist using virtual technology (sounds like a definite 3D possibility).
Real Genius meets War Games? I suppose it is better than remaking either one (although, a remake of the latter is in development).
The script the project is based on is an old one written by Laura Harrington; it's been stalled for quite some time. It's currently out for a rewrite. Hardwicke's participation, obviously, is contingent on how good that rewrite will ultimately be.